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Here We Go: Suez Canal Workers Go On Strike

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Here We Go: Suez Canal Workers Go On Strike

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/08/2011 11:16 -0500

And here we go:

Suez Canal Company workers from the cities of Suez, Port Said, and Ismailia began an open-ended sit in today. Disruptions to shipping movements, as well as disasterous econmic losses, are expected if the strike continues. Over 6000 protesters have agreed that they will not go home today once their shift is over and will continue their in front of the company's headquarters until their demands are met. They are protesting against poor wages and deteriorating health and working conditions.

Keep an eye on oil.

$150 $200 dollar oil here we come.

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Kissinger on Egypt unrest – “This is only the first scene of the first act of a drama that is to be played out”

Prisonplanet.com

Feb 1, 2011

Speaking on Bloomberg News, Bilderberg puppet master Kissinger warns that the uprising is a temporary state of affairs, “only the first Scene of the first act of a drama that is to be played out.”

“only the first Scene of the first act of a drama that is to be played out.”

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“only the first Scene of the first act of a drama that is to be played out.”

actually I believe he is correct in his assessment.

Things are about to get very,very much worse....and a few scuffles in the middle east is a smokescreen for what is really going on.The real idealogical battle is one of central planning versus freedom and creativity....and the central planners are working overtime to manufacture (some) events to make their wish come true....I say some,because not all of it is artificial...they will be "enhancing" certain environmental problems and cranking up the media hysteria for maximum effect.

you can take 200-300 us$ oil to the bank(unless we come up with some really ingenious ways of either creating lots of energy or using considerably less of it.)

but you can also add basic staples like grain and foodstuffs to that list...and also the cries of the left that everything is so expensive .....so let's ration it.(being the leftists solution they are always looking for means to control people....so access and availability to resources comes in pretty close on maslowes hierarchy of needs).

however their man with the plan to take us out of the quagmire is a little too heavily publicised already.They've shot their load too early(so to speak)

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The Suez canal was built almost 150years ago when there were the beginnings of steam ships, Things have changed a bit and giant Tankers and container ships do not fit into the narrowest parts . Most imports from far east come around South Africa and to be honest there is not a lot of difference in the mileage from the far east . USA imports about 20% of its oil from non american continent sources and that does not go through Suez. Smaller tankers and ships can get through the Suez canal and they supply europe. So it is not such a big deal as in 1956 . Any ships master would have sought permission to go around the cape about 2 weeks ago when they saw what was going on. So calm down dear! the chinese tat will get through and your cars will remain on the road unless the oil companies see a reason to put up prices and keep the tankers at sea thus starving us of oil as they did back in the 70's I hate getting old and remembering all this stuf ,with a bit of luck dementia will kick in soon and I can just dribble and be happy

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The Suez canal was built almost 150years ago when there were the beginnings of steam ships, Things have changed a bit and giant Tankers and container ships do not fit into the narrowest parts . Most imports from far east come around South Africa and to be honest there is not a lot of difference in the mileage from the far east . USA imports about 20% of its oil from non american continent sources and that does not go through Suez. Smaller tankers and ships can get through the Suez canal and they supply europe. So it is not such a big deal as in 1956 . Any ships master would have sought permission to go around the cape about 2 weeks ago when they saw what was going on. So calm down dear! the chinese tat will get through and your cars will remain on the road unless the oil companies see a reason to put up prices and keep the tankers at sea thus starving us of oil as they did back in the 70's I hate getting old and remembering all this stuf ,with a bit of luck dementia will kick in soon and I can just dribble and be happy

Also there is a pipeline that takes oil from the Gulf of Suez to the Mediterranean, which was not in existence in 1956.

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"A man, a plan, a canal, Suez". Or have I got that wrong?

Zeus, a plan, a canal - Suez

so the Greeks must have something to do with it all?

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$150 $200 dollar oil here we come.

...the longer route round the Cape will keep most shipping well away from the Somali pirates....but the freight cost will be more ... :unsure:

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$200 oil will probably encourage China to build their super railway to Berlin pretty damned quick!

The Harmony express railway was supposed to be finished in 2011 it was finished a year ahead of schedule.

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Yeah Ryanair pull the same trick by giving a long period for the flight and when they turn up early everyone is happy. Lets not believe too much about the Chinese

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Will ruin China's export market to the West.

They can go via the Panama Canal or the other way round Africa. Given the risks of piracy near Somalia, that is probably a good idea anyway.

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